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our online community for a great conversation. until next time, see us online. >> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. outrake, another police shooting in new mexico carried out by a force already under investigation. pulled from the mud. dramatic pictures of the four-year-old rescued in the hours after the mudslide near seattle. many others still missing. debris field, the biggest lead yet in the search for flight 370. more than 100 pieces of something in the indian ocean. promise to protect. president obama pledges to stand by the nation's allies and
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denounces russia's brute force. >> and game-changer. the ruling that could revolutionize college sports, players allowed to unionize. we begin with law enforcement under scrutiny or the use of deadly force. there has been another police shooting in albuquerque, new mexico, it is the 24th police shooting there in less than five years. after thousands protested, demanding an independent investigation. be heidi zhou-castro is live if albuquerque, heidi tell us what happened last night. >> sure john. protesting the second to last police shooting.
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island remind you that was the police shooting of james boyd, the homeless and mentally ill man who was killed as he wield he knives. just as that protest was wrapping up police received a 911 call and went to a case that would end up with yet another police shooting. many in this community are pointing to the irony of that situation. the police chief gordon egan has been on the job for less than a month and in that tenure already, two fatal police shootings. something i asked about him earlier. >> i think the men and women of albuquerque do a good job. i'm doing my best to evaluate the department, including myself, making sure we're doing the right thing. assessing everything from our training to how our officers are being deployed and making sure we have the right people in the right place. >> now i also asked chief eden
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in that press conference whether his officers should hold their heads up high, and he responded that yes, this is just an unfortunate coincidence that two fatal shootings should happen so close together. >> can you give us information about this latest shooting and the suspect? >> absolutely. this was 30-year-old alfred redwine. john he had an extensive arrest history of violent arrests, latest one awas aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. this is what happened. they say a neighbor called 911 last night saying that redwine had pointed a gun at her child. police showed up, they made a barricade around mr. redwine's home and police chief said redwine pointed a gun at officers and discharged it and it was at that point he says the
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officers returned fire, killing him. now this altercation was captured by the many witnesses there seeing this. one of them posted a video to youtube, we'll show it to you now but i'll warn you, it is graphic. now if you see the shots there, you see that the eyewitnesses say that it appears that redwine has dropped his hand and that he wasn't pointing at anyone when the police opened fire. we spoke to redwine's sister who explained this as she saw the shooting happen. >> i heard the shots and i seen his chest and he went like that and he just fell back and i seen his shirt turning red and i knew they used lethal rounds on him, they used light rounds and the lieutenant promised me wouldn't, he promised me would use
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nonlethal rounds and he lied! >> now it's still under dispute whether or not redwine truly had a gun. the witnesses say they didn't see it. the police say they recovered a gun from the scene. the police chief though would not say whether or when or in what direction redwine fired the weapon. he also did show media just moments ago police helmet-cam of this shooting. the only video released at this time showed what the officers were doing but do you not see the suspect redwine in the frame at any moment. and john we should remind viewers that the apartment has been under the scrutiny of the department of justice for a year and a half systemically reviewing the rifts that resulted in 24 police involved shooting deaths in the last 25 years. >> ing heidi zhou-castro thank you so much. the albuquerque police department under investigation
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before these shootings earlier this month. 24 people since 2010. the number of police shootings in albuquerque are about four times the average in other major cities in the united states. and some of those police shootings are costing the city a small fortunate in payouts. he was shot and killed by police in a parking lot while holding a gun to his own head. a lawsuit is still pending over the death of christopher torrez, police shot him at close range in the back behind his parents' home. already cost albuquerque taxpayers more than $24 million. justice department involvement could lead to federal civil rights charges and sweeping changes to the albuquerque police department. but the investigation is expected to last several more months. albuquerque's city council president ken sanchez joins us tonight. ken, welcome.
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>> thank you, john. >> give me your reaction to this shooting. >> thank you for having me. the latest shooting i was troubled, i'm very disturbed by what took place and i'm alarmed that the albuquerque police chief would react so quickly and make sthaiments this last shooting -- statements that this last shooting was justified. i think we have problems within the albuquerque police department, the justice department have been investigating for last ten months. i'll ask that they look at the last shooting and the shooting that just took place in albuquerque. >> is this a problem of the culture of the albuquerque police department? >> i've lived in albuquerque my entire life and what i am seeing i think is horrific. geeft great men -- we've got
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great men and women that work for the albuquerque police department. they are making split second decision he but i think it's paramount that we invest in more training within the department, i think it's vital we do that. the mayor recently sent down his budget. he's look at $3 million in police cars. i would like that $3 million invested in training for the men and wait a moment of the plarms i think it's -- the men and women of the police department. >> we read off those numbers and the lawsuits and the payouts. this has been a problem for a while in albuquerque hasn't it? >> it's been a problem for some time now and again we've got to make some changes and i'm hoping that the department of justice comes out as quickly as possible with the consent decree. i'm slur there's going to be a consent decree because of this decision that they've been looking at for the last 18
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months. and once that consent decree is issued to the city of albuquerque i think it's paramount the mayor and the city act immediately to gain confidence with our albuquerque police department. when people are telling me they ar frayed to call 911 we have a problem in the city. >> who has the responsibility, the mayor, does the council share some responsibility? >> i think as a city we are all responsible. the mayor, aalbuquerque city council and also the albuquerque police department. this has been an ongoing problem now for some time. we did call in for the department of justice to come in and overlook and look at some of the issues that were at hand. i made the statement just recently that maybe it's time the department of justice comes in and runs the albuquerque police department. again we have to restore confidence in the men and women that work for the albuquerque
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police department. they've got a very tough, they've got a very difficult are police department. again we're at a point when people are afraid to call 911 that's problematic. >> mr. councilman, i was reading the fact that it was going to be i guess several months before we get a response from the feds regarding their investigation. is there some action other than that, that can be taken soon? >> i think we need to look at all aspects. i think the training probably is the most vital and most important. and i think that each and every officer should get some additional training, the situation in the foothills, you know i'm not sure why the swat team was not out there. i believe that that situation could have been deescalated. i've not looked at the videotape on what happened last night. that is in albuquerque's west side in the council district i represent. we have problems that need to be
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addressed as quickly as possible. >> be albuquerque city councilman ken sanchez. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. two firefighters were injured battling a fire in boston's back bay neighborhood. the flames quickly spread through all four floors. more than 150 firefighters were called to fight had blaze. now to the mudslide that killed at least 16 people. more bodies have been found and five days on, crews are still searching for 170 people. allen schauffler joins us night from darington, washington. what are the search teams coming up with today? >> well, they got a bit of a break today, john, from the
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weather. we haven't seen the hard rain showers yesterday morning and evening that made the work so difficult, it is a grim place and the grim work there continues. another day, day 5 for search and rescue crews doing the dirtiest kind ever work. 200 people are at the slide site today. professional searchers from local and federal agencies helped by volunteers, neighbors who have clamored to be involved. >> it is very humbling and we are respectfully very dpreafl. >> the stress of the grusome work clearing showing, release of video showing four-year-old jacob spillers being rescued. that flickering image keeps kevin going, coming cross country from pennsylvania to help any way he can. little jacob's father is his
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cousin, among many people who haven't been found. >> you have to be here, like, they're missing. >> that kind of independent initiative troubles emergency managers with who say the area is still dangerous. they're trying to control access and minimize risk, while handling repeated questions about how this happened and whether the community was ready. >> it haunts me because that's not -- we did everything that we could have done, the community did feel safe. >> and so it does continue out there. we just heard from a couple of firefighters from district 24 right here who have been on that scene since saturday, when the slide hit. they finally have been given a day off. you can tell they're emotionally fragile. you can tell the work at the site is keeping them going and the search for bodies, the search for answer he, for the people they live with is really
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what's been driving them. it's very, very difficult john for this community in the north cascades. this will have a huge impact for a long long time. >> allen, thank you very much. joining us to discuss is pat abbott, professor of geology. welcome back. >> my pleasure. >> give us a sense of, how do you determine whether or not this area might be susceptible to even another mu mudslide? >> it is certainly susceptible to other ones. it is the biggest not the first. it's almost certain more mass is going to fall off of that. so these weak materials, steep slopes, lots of water around, pull of gravity, i'm afraid we haven't seen the last uf of it. the large river seems to be
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eating away at the base of the cliff and that's removing lateral support. some of the buttressing material that tholdz hill in place. >> -- that holds the hill in place. >> as searchers try recover bodies they could be in serious danger if there's another slide. >> yes, that's true. but of course the farther away you are, the less danger there is. i don't expect one of the same size to occur again. really i think biggest danger or problems they're having now is, that mud, what you were just describing there was a wave of it come out. we talk about the slide but it's the flow part, the wave of water-saturated mud that's the most dangerous part. of course that is still dangerous. you can't really walk on it. you can sink in it really easily. you have to have a rope tied around your waist. i waded out in one of those areas and by the time i was waist-deep i was totally helpless, you couldn't move
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forward or backward, you have to be pulled out. you have people totally encased in mud, hopefully within a air space waiting to be pulled out. >> you talk about it as gooey type mud and i expect bringing in heavy equipment won't work at all. >> exactly the inlts po. point. it would simply sink in. a snow shoe that helps you walk on snow, lay out plywood or something to lay on your belly. it is not easy work. we are having more heavy rains. those rains add more water into that mass. when you get mud, and remember a lot of this is old volcanic ash, some ever it is rock flour,
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ground into pieces by glaciers moving over it. when it gets hold it really wants to harng onto you. -- hang onto you. places being 15 feet thick, that is still oozing and moving internally. the mud flow doesn't homogenize. you would literal step on it and sink out of sight. house debris wouldn't be as hard to work in but it's almost unpredictable when you are walking on that surface exactly what you're going to encounter on these spots. as each day goes buy the hope that -- goes buy the hope is they can find survivors is just an overwhelming situation. >> pat abbott, thanks so much for shedding more light on it. we appreciate it. coming up incredible lead.
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malasian officials encouraged by 122 objects spotted off the australian coast. new recommendation for airport safety and paid in beer. it's one way amsterdam is trying to keep alcoholics out of trouble.
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>> armed are guards at the airport. the transportation security administration says there should be armed guards at ticket counters and, panic alarms and more active shooting programs for its agents. fatal shooting at l.a.x. last fall. it's been 18 days since flight 370 disappeared from radar. tonight searchers are trying to zero in on a potential debris field in the indian ocean, richelle carey is here with the story. >> the most credible lead that we have. a pool of 122 objects captured on the satellite photos sunday. some pieces 3 feet, others nearly 80 feet. >> some of the objects appear to
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be bright. possibly indicating solid material. >> reporter: a multinational hunts is focusing on an area 201200 square miles southwest of perth, australia, 11 planes, five ships, crisscrossing 48,000 square miles. so far nothing has been picked up. officials say bad weather and loss of time, that's to blame. it's been a race to find the plane's black boxes. the battery powered devices could stop sending signals within about two weeks. and now court documents have been filed by a u.s. law firm on behalf of a relative of a missing passenger. the filing asked a judge to order malaysia airlines and the chicago-based boeing company to hand over documents related to the possibility that this is a quote, negligence, john, caused the airliner to crash. >> probably just the beginning. richellrichelle thank you.
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how many of these 122 pieces may be debris? >> it's hard to say. in certain parts of the ocean, debris seems to -- to come together. depending on currents and lots of other things. so i think this could be somewhat encouraging. i mean, maybe some of the 120 pieces are from the aircraft. hopefully. but that's, if that's the case, if there's some life preservers there or whatever it would be, it's still an enormous task to turn that into finding where the aisaircraft went down. all this time has gone by. the pieces floating have been blown and taken by currents. so is this encouraging, yes, somewhat. is this bringing us very close to where we ultimately have to
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be? marginally i would say. >> bob, obviously trying to get the black boxes is a goal here. but if they can't discover where the black boxes are, how much information can they get from that debris and what will it tell them? >> i would think that if it is debris from the aircraft, it's probably not going to tell very much. now, if there were an explosion in the aircraft, and maybe there would be marks on different pieces that were there, that's possible. is an explosion on the aircraft probable? i think that it's much more likely that the aircraft ran out of fuel. and you wouldn't have that kind of evidence on anything that was floating. >> and if there were a fire? >> if there were a fire then you'd obviously get indications that there had been a fire. but i don't think a fire -- a
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fire isn't really consistency with most of what we do know. >> after so many days, what could be left floating? there was a discussion today about whether or not the size of these objects could be wings, or the small objects could be as you mentioned flotation devices. >> i think that the chances that a wing is floating are very remote. is it possible? i suppose it's possible. but most of the aircraft is metallic and it's going to go down. i mean, seats are -- i don't think the seats themselves are going to float. maybe some of the seat cushion he will float. but there's not -- cushions will float. there's not a whole lot of aircraft that's going to be prone to float. >> as i understand it the black boxes are usually located in the rear of the plane, back tail of the plain so finding the tail might be important? >> that's certainly dpm there --
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if you wanted to have, given what we know, the tail would be what you hoped for. >> bob fran yo francis, good tou on the program, glad for your insight. you're welcome. >> osama bin laden's son-in-law convicted. a growing number of female veterans struggling osurvive.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. we've got a lot to cover this half hour including the president and the pope. the two leaders meet tomorrow in italy. plus, a win for big time college athletes. a new decision allows northwestern's team to unionize.
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it's not your typical paycheck, beer and tobacco but keeping alcoholics out of trouble. but first richelle is back with the headlines. richelle. >> john, another investigation into officer shooting in new mexico. officers say they were responding to a 911 call that said a man was holding a child as gunpoint. they say the suspect fired at them and they fired back. but neighbors and the man's family insist he was unarmed. this is the 24th person to be killed in an albuquerque involved police shooting in less than five years. in washington state the search for survivors of a deaf stating mudslide is in -- devastating mudslide is in its fifth day. more bodies are being found as dozens remain missing. this video shows the rescue of a four-year-old boy just hours
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after the mudslide hit. search vessels off the coast of australia are chasing down 122 objects in the southern indian ocean that were spotted by satellite. officials say that could be a debris field from the missing plane. an australian navy ship and four chinese ships are on the ground. they are dhear are dhearnd conce black boxes could die on them next week possibly. >> nato will increase its presence in poland and the baltic states. president obama says ukraine stands loan and will-- russia stands loan and will stand alone under sacks he.
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>> we proud of their own history but that does non-not mean that russia can run roughshod over its neighbors. >> president obama is in rome, has a meeting with the pope in the morning. on the agenda, income inequality. morphone has more o -- mike viqueria has more on their shared message. >> needing teaching shelterin sheltering -- needing, teaching, sheltering. >> i'm not hungry anymore, my mind frame changed, hopefully i can get a job and start working. >> the catholic church has a long history of working with the least of these, the poor. but it's the new pope francis, that has brought the church's focus back to its core mission. through his action he and his words. >> critical of the growing gap between the haves and the have
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nots. during president obama's time in office that gap between rich and poor in america has continued to grow. it's now the widest since 1928. it's an issue the president has turned into a central theme. >> the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. >> though they share a message, one, the poach is popular. seven of 10 catholics say they represent a major change in the church. the other, the president, is not. his approval ratings are at an all time low. welcomes the president's focus on equality but worries that politics mike muddy the -- made muddy the message. >> it can confuse the issue because it can be interpreted as just a political message. and so i think we might go back to the old expression, i can't
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hear what you're teaching, because what you're doing makes too much noise. so i think we have to put our money where our mouth is. now i think the church has to do that, and government has to did that. >> at baltimore's our daily bread, they have witnessed the francis effect all around. >> there is a greater focus, a greater joy in coming together and making a difference into the lives of people. >> the plight of the poor, a shared message when president meets pope. morphone, al jazeera, traveling with the president. >> three secret service agents have been sent home after a night of heavy drinking in amsterdam. one of the agents was passed out in the hallway a day before the president'president's arrival.
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the president was briefed on the incident. abdel farrah al sisi, is responsible for ousting egypt's first freely elected president mohamed morsi last july. three al jazeera joirnlts really in prison in egypt. peter greste, baher mohamed and mohamed mohamed fahmy, are remain in prison. spokesman for al qaeda after the 911 attacks in the u.s.
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be kristin saloomey has the story. >> 2001, osama bin laden wanted to deliver a message to the world. and he asked this man, sulaiman abu ghaith, to do most of the talk for him. >> america must know that what happened to it is a direct result of this policy and if america will continue implementing this policy muslim sons will not stop under any circumstances. >> this and other videotape speeches, praising the 911 attacks and warning more to come, provided the backbone of the u.s. government's case against abu eight ghaith. he agreed to be part of al qaeda's conspiracy to kill americans. charges that have not been successful in military commissions. in terms of having laws which can actively apply to these cases the federal courts are
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much stronger. this is case the abu ghaith case that shows that. >> abu ghaith hisms took the stand and described -- himself and took took the stabbed and described being called to the compound on september 11th. he spoke he had been called on behalf of muslims, plotting for bringing explosives on board planes were not able to link abu ghaith explicitly with killing americans. evidence in this case amounted to little more than words and associations. that was enough to convict him on all of the government's charges. the trial wrapped up in under three weeks with little fanfare and little disruption to this neighborhood. just blocks away from where the world trade centers once stood. the defense will appeal the conviction. >> this case was wrapped in a shroud of secrecy and inability
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to get access to people. it continued throughout right up to khalid sheikh mohammed. >> abu ghaith could get life in prison when he is sentenced in september. kristin saloomey, al jazeera, new york. ban came shortly after the prime minister threatened to relationship out the roots of twitter. people on the site have been linking to linked recordings which claimed to show the government corruption. officials reportedly have 30 days to restore service, which means twitter could be down through crucial elections this sunday, widely regarded as a referendum on the prime minister's rule. now michigan's governor says his state will not recognize more than 300 same sex marriages performed last weekend. the marriages were legal at thit
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time. hundreds of couples tied the knot before the judge suspended the rule while the appeal is considered. college sports could be on for some major changes. michael eaves is here with that story. michael. >> the college players association led by northwestern quarterback kane colter, opening the way for them to unionize. commercial enterprise that reliance on players labor to generate billions of dollars in profits. nlrb peter orr, directly tied to their performance as reasons for granting them their rights, orr said, broad definition of
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employee when one considers the common law definition of employee. well joining me now is forbes sports law contributor alicia jessop. >> it is a stepping-stone for the players. this is first stone for them to get through in their hurdle to unionize. the northwestern university officials have until april 9th to file an appeal with the nlrb. seek better health coverage of coverage and more opportunities as student athletes. >> what do college athletes and i guess more specifically northwestern football players get out of being a part of a union. >> what these players have sought in unionizing is reportedly better health benefits. so cane colter who is the former
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quarterback for northwestern university he says he had to pay for an mri out of pocket only to be reimbursed by northwestern. he used that as an example of the better health care they need in this system. that is one thing they are considering. but it wouldn't be surprising if down the road they will be asking for more monetary compensation other than their scholarships. >> what would it cost northwestern and other private universities and will there be impact for public schools? >> the impact for the public schools is further down the road because the nlrb do does not can regulate the public schools. it's hard to put an exact dollar amount on it but the implication he of unionizing are huge for private universities, they might
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be forced to dole out cash beyond the scholarships for football players. >> what is driving effort, potentially other students athletes across the country? >> this movement is being driven by money. supreme court case l holds that individual schools have the right to their games. college sports becomes a multimillion now hundred million business, realizing hey, somebody is making a lot of money and it's not me and they're wanting to tap into that money. >> well you mentioned earlier the idea of paying college threeghts specifically in this case college football players, what is the plausibility of actually doing that? >> it's a long convoluted process. one of the sticking points in that actually happening is a piece of federal legislation passed in 1972 and applied to sports in 1975 which is title
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ix. what title rick manning nine stands for is male and female athletes need to be given equal opportunities if they're playing for a program that is receiving federal funding. generally your only revenue earning sports in the scene are football and men's basketball. how do you play the swimmer and the football player? on top of that even though it looks like there's tons of money going into these athletic departments it is very rare that they're actually operating at high net incomes. there is a financial issue and there's a legal issue. >> forbes sports contributor lisa jes jessop. ncaa as a whole, the target of being a nonprofit organization, most people say it's a for-profit monopoly. >> all right michael thank you.
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people shopping for health insurance is getting a little more time to fish up. the white house is extending the deadline for the affordable care act for applications being held up on the website. >> the white house originally helped 7 million people would sign up for insurance on the affordable care act. but with all the problems with the website it lowered the expectations. the numbers have been growing. now more than 5 million people have enrolled which is encouraging for supportsers but still a million short of the goal. for every 10 people that do sign up the white house would like four of them to be young healthy audits. so far, obamacare have been only attracting about two young healthy adults. with that in mind, the white house would like to have more
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people have more time before they sienl up. >> the results of getting sicker inside a hospital. a new report out says that one out of 25 patients catches an infection. according to the cd cdc, researchers say the next is dropping, causes of infections, coming up next, homeless in america, why so many female veterans are struggling to stay off the streets. plus paid with beer, the unusual way the nenders is neths helping alcoholics.
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control. >> good evening, i'm meteorologist kevin corriveau, you're looking at the most powerful nor'easter we've seen in probably 20 years. you can see where the storm is located just off the eastern seaboard. days ago in washington they saw at least six inches of snow, of course d.c. saw snow as well. what we are dealing with is winds and snow in parts of canada about i want to show you where the snow is now. can you see it moved off cape
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cod as well as towards maine. i want to show you video that came in earlier. provincetown, taken by tom guidro, off his street. the wind going vertically, the good news during this time of the day it was low tide but unfortunately, as we come towards this time of the evening we're back to high tide and that's going to cause some problems in terms of what we're dealing with especially coastal flooding. we have a coastal flood advisory for most of cape cod, blizzard warnings are still in effect for parts of maine. believe it or not some of those winds have topped right now we're looking at new york at 32, boston at 42. we saw hurricane force winds over 100 miles per hour across the region. now those winds caused some bibig problems across
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massachusetts. at one point we saw 24,000 people without power. we are down to 5,000 people are without power now. boston at 30°, new york at 29. but when you factor in those winds this is what it really feels like on your skin. 7 in boston, 10 in new york, tomorrow it will be worse than that. here across the northwest we're dealing with a lot of rain across that landslide area. flood warnings are in effect across that area. they will remain in effect for the next couples of days. that's the look at your national weather, the news is after this. are are
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>> a disturbing fact. the fastest growing segment of this country's population is female military veterans, especially women who have served in combat roles. in our series, homeless in america, two women who went from the battle fields to the streets. >> you wouldn't expect someone
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who was living in a car to be singing a song of hope but erica thomas did not give up hope even when this car was all she had. >> well, this is the back of the burlington coat factory. this is actually write slept many of the nights -- where i slept many of the night. >> a bleak homecoming for a navy veteran who spent four years aboard the u.s.s. ronald reagan. >> i was building bombs, tugging and pulling room for crying you know. >> bomb building did not translate to a decent civilian job. then the recession forced erica to move in to her mother's home. when that house flooded, erica moved into her car. the fastest growing homeless population, 4500 homeless women
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vets, nearly half of them were victims of military sexual trauma. >> so the assault occurred when i was 25. >> in 1990, orlinda marcus was an military person on the officer track. now she's 100% disabled. >> this is a national embarrassment. >> the va says it is addressing the problems which lead female veterans into homelessness. >> anxiety and trauma, ptsd. this combine to form a perfect storm that put these women into risk. >> now including homeless facilities with locked quarters separated by gender for safety.
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>> this is my room. my cozy bed. >> oh, this is nice. >> no more sleeping in the car. >> what's more, this summer with the help of the g.i. bill, erica will graduate with a business degree with thousands of women like erica the va's promise to end homelessness by 2015 is going to be a challenge. al jazeera, denver. joie chen standing by to tell us what's going to happen on "america tonight." >> following up on homeless in america, a missing child here in washington, d.c. and how her disappearance raises new concern about how homeless children are protected. now these are the last
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pictures of eight-year-old ralisha rud, she was last seen with someone her family trusted. there is serious question about how the city protects homeless children. it is a struggle sometimes from the first day of life. >> when i first saw her, was this where we're going to be at? i didn't know what i was in store for. when the guy showed me how i'm supposed to close it up, there's no lock, there's no key. >> we'll hear more about the risk to homeless kids and teens in america. that's coming up at the top of the hour on "america tonight." >> joie, thank you. now to a surprising new program in amsterdam, that's intended to help alcoholics, putting them to work and paying them with beer. you lori jane gliha reports. >> this is coon rouse. a former postman, he walked
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these same streets delivering mail. a former alcoholic, all struggling addicts who spend half the day on streets picking up trash. in exchange the city offers them beer. five cans to be rationed throughout the day plus a warm beel, tobacco and ten euros. it is part of an unconventional program that keeps addicts working. >> have you been one of those people that yelled and got into a fight because of alcohol before you got in this program? >> actually, to be honest, yes. >> janet funder nort oversees a group of two people as they clean the city in shifts. she also distributes the beers,
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two in the morning, two in the afternoon and one when the cleaning is complete. she is a support system who helps people who relapse or a support system to struggle to stay on track. >> they have to have more self-rep rp because they have something to do. >> coon has been in and out of clinics and detox. but his self proclaimed progress with this process is exactly what the local district mayor hoped for when she agreed her district would help fund it in 2012. fatima said problems in the park had gotten pretty bad even giving alcoholics more alcohol is controversial she said she is willing to try anything. >> we threw everything add them. every opportunity to fine them for disturbances. but just fining them isn't curing the problem.
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it's just targeting the symptoms. >> elotik says she has already witnessed changes in the personalities of the participants. like a man named fred. she remembers visiting him in the park months ago. >> he looked like a bum. now he walks around and he is proud of himself. >> do you think this program is helping you? >> yes, it is not easy. i fighting every day. every day when i wake up and i standing before the mirror, every day kim tel, i tell to my, fred, do not drink this day. >> only time can tell, in the meantime, they have a room to go to, a place to be, and a new sense of self respect.
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lori jane gliha, al jazeera, amsterdam. >> we will talk to a former police officer about excessive force in new mexico. plus the science behind mudslides, we will show you a simulator that explains exactly what happened in washington state. now to our freeze frame. an image that caught our eye did, from the floor of the new york tonnewyork stock exchange. candy crush, their symbol king seen behind them. the original price of the share was $22.50. the stock was down more than 15%, wiping out more than $1 billion in market value. the headlines are coming up next. >> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do...
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>> america tonight next only on al jazeera america a's
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america. i'm richelle carey. here are today's top stories. a fatal shooting in new mexico is raising questions about police violence.
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the neighbors say the man was unarmed. the 24th shooting in albuquerque, in less than five years. a deadly mudslide hit washington state. this crew pulled a four-year-old boy out of the mud hours later. at least 16 people are dead. new clues into the search for flight 370. satellite spotted 122 objects in the southern indian ocean on sunday. it could be a debris field from the plane. the plane disappeared 18 days ago. the transportation security administration is asking for increased security at airports. the agency today issued a list of security recommendations including armed personnel, more panic buttons and active shootser training for its agents. michigan's governor says more than 300 same sex marriages performed on saturday will not be recognized. the marriages were legal at the
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time the federal judge had ruled the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. an appeals court suspended that ruling. those are the the headlines. "america tonight" with joie chen is up next. >> >> on "america tonight", the weight, as rescuers power through the mud that buried a community alive leaving behind only pieces of life. >> with each passing hour more on the devastation that levelled oso washington, and how much was lost. >> also, what happened


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